1/02: Gas Well Blowout “More Damaging” Than Deepwater Horizon; SoCalGas Could Have Prevented With Safety MeasuresJanuary 2, 2016
SoCalGas allegedly did not follow laws that were set to protect the community. According to Patricia Oliver, of the R. Rex Parris law firm, the disaster “would have been prevented with the right safety measures.” Find out more.
Southern California Gas Company admitted that their new and replacement wells did not have working safety valves, which may have lead to the Aliso Canyon gas well blowout. Find out more.
With families forced to evacuate their homes, children made to switch schools, and businesses losing profit, Porter Ranch residents are calling for further action on the Aliso Canyon gas well blowout. Read more.
Environmentalists have stated that the gas well blowout has released 6.5 million metric tons since October 2015. Find out more about the Aliso Canyon disaster.
Tim O’Conner, California Director of the Environmental Defense Fund, has stated that, in terms of aggregate greenhouse gas emissions, the Aliso Canyon blowout has been much more damaging than the BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. Read more.